Gin flavors for every application

Gin is still trending upwards

“From gin tastings to gin distillery tours and even gin and tonic tea bags – gin is undeniably popular. The stats don’t lie: In 2017 a whopping 43 million bottles of gin were sold in the UK alone and there are now over 100 gin-makers in the nation…compared to just 37 in 2010…many of the new brands that have emerged on the market, particularly in France, the USA and more recently Germany, are in the style of so-called ‘New Western’ gin. Juniper berries tend to provide a subtle background flavour to these modern gins, creating space for innovative and often exotic ingredients, such as lavender, elderflower, liquorice, mandarins, cucumber or various fruits. Pink gin is now almost an industry in itself in the UK. European Bartender School

Gin is a fashionable, easy drink that suits both sophistication and budget-drinking…56% of people voted it as their favourite drink of 2019 Redbrick

Gin flavours

Gin is as popular as ever & it’s main flavour components, juniper, is also trending. Once only found in Northern European cuisine, juniper is now being fused into traditional cuisines & flavour profiles. The increasing demand for gin is mostly focused on artisanal & flavoured gins. This trendy flavour profile is exponentially being applied to a range of novel applications, such as tea, coffee, bakery, confectionary, chocolate, dairy, snack & many others. Non-alcoholic applications such as gin flavoured spritzers & mocktail gins are tremendously popular, yet many do not actually taste like gin. At Novotaste, we guarantee that our gin-inspired flavours will actually taste like authentic gin, with evident notes of the right juniper. Ask us for a customized flavour for your applications today.

Essential oils can be used to make gin

A variety of spices, containing essential oils are typically used to make gin. Novotaste can supply you with many of these. These includes: juniper, citrus elements (lemon, lime, grapefruit, bitter orange), anise, angelica , orris root, licorice root, cinnamon, almond, savory, saffron, coriander, nutmeg & cassia bark essential oils. The key to making a great gin flavour is to use the right quality, type & ratios of essential oils. As an example, there are about 60 different species of trees and shrubs in the Juniperus genus. So which one should one use? Our beverage formulators can assist you with this. They can formulate natural  gin flavours or essential oil blends that will add authentic gin notes to your applications.

Essential oil solutions

Various gin-inspired flavours possible

Natural Gin Flavour

Dominant juniper notes, typical of a generic gin profile.

Natural Artisanal Gin Flavour

A complex mixture of spices, botanicals & underlying juniper notes.

Natural Gin, Cucumber, Mint Tonic Flavour

A refreshing & trendy flavour profile consisting of fresh cucumber, intertwined with characteristic juniper, delicate mint notes & a gentle buildup of bitterness.

Popular gin cocktails that can be formulated into flavours

20th Century, Aviation, Fallen Angel, French 75, Gibson, Gimlet, Gin and tonic, Gin Fizz, Gin Rickey, Moon River, Negroni, Old Etonian, Pink Gin, Ramos Gin Fizz, Singapore Sling, The Last Word, Tom Collins, Vesper, White Lady.

Request a gin flavour for your application

The Intoxicating History of Gin

The world’s first naturally black, colour-changing gin

25+ quirky flavoured gins

Here’s the Science Behind Why Gin and Tonics Taste So Good

Gin and tonic flavoured After Eights

Gin-inspired herbal tea range

honeycomb flavoured gin

Caribbean gin

Passionfruit And Orange Gin

Pear gin

Poached Pear gin liqueur

Sicilian lemon gin

Gin snow globes

Festive pre-mixed gin and tonic in a can

Gin Baubles

Mocktails Served Right: Flavor systems can give your mocktails the authenticity they need…and make them taste like the real thing

Prohibition: Flavour solutions for mocktails, alcohol, CBD beverages & various food applications

Recent flavour trends:

Beverage trendsFlavour trends
October 22, 2020

Ginger Snap and Peppermint Bark Hard Seltzers | the BIZ –

Above, MiddleCoast’s winter hard seltzer comes in a six pack with three Ginger Snap and three Peppermint Bark. The official release of the two new flavors of 5% ABV, 100-calorie…
Flavour trendsMeat, fish and seafood
October 22, 2020

Two New Flavors of Bacon | Hormel Foods

Makers of Hormel® Black Label® breakfast meats take a spin on America’s favorites The makers of Hormel® Black Label® bacon are reinventing bacon once again with the launch of – Hormel® Black Label® Ranch Thick Cut Bacon…
Ethnic, International & fusionFlavour trendsRestaurant
October 22, 2020

Double down on comfort with flavorful fermentation | Flavor & The Menu

This Pho Bo, a Vietnamese beef noodle soup, serves up comfort with deeply satisfying flavor fortified by fermented notes introduced by fish sauce. The soup category is a broad platform…
Beverage trendsEthnic, International & fusionFlavour trends
October 22, 2020

Capitalizing on the feel-good momentum of fermented beverages | Flavor & The Menu

This refreshing Soju, Cucumber and Blueberry Shrub Cocktail is sweet-tart with underlying fermented notes introduced by the Korean rice wine. Natural and functional are merging to create a bigger beverage…
Ethnic, International & fusionFlavour trendsRestaurant
October 22, 2020

Fermentation unlocks next-level flavors | Flavor & The Menu

Look to fermented ingredients as flavor boosters for brines, dipping sauces and toppings. Appetizers are a restaurant’s first tangible food impression and should emulate your hospitality and culinary ethos. These…
Beverage trendsFlavour trends
October 21, 2020

Funky Buddha Releases Premium Hard Seltzers with Vibrant Flavors | Brewbound

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. — Florida’s craft brewery, Funky Buddha, is making a splash with their Funky Buddha Premium Hard Seltzer (4.5% ABV) product line entering the popular fast-growing hard seltzer market. With an unbeatable focus…
BakeryFlavour trends
October 21, 2020

Domino’s Pizza announce new chocolate orange cookies | Mirror Online

How yummy do these new chocolate orange cookies look from Domino's? As we prepare for the clocks to change and those dark night’s roll in, Domino’s Pizza have the perfect sweet treat…
Flavour trends
October 21, 2020

Brew Dr. Kombucha and Imperfect Foods Introduce Limited-Edition Flavor, Blood Orange Ginger |

Brew Dr. Kombucha has partnered with Imperfect Foods, the online grocer on a mission to eliminate food waste and build a better food system for everyone, to create an exclusive,…
Beverage trendsFlavour trends
October 21, 2020

‘Conscious’ spirits, autumnal flavours, champagne & smokier | The Grocer

dylan-de-jonge-pe9T4ROjpzQ-unsplash As the weather turns colder, spirits are getting smokier: this month’s NPD roundup includes a wealth of autumnal flavours. Source: Market Row Botanical Rum Market Row Botanical Rum Former…
Coffee and TeaDairyFlavour trends
October 19, 2020

New Coffee mate M&M’S Milk Chocolate creamer makes mornings sweeter | Foodsided

Enjoy a sip of the sweet life with Coffee mate M&M’s Milk Chocolate creamer. Sometimes flavor inspiration comes from a favorite food. The new Coffee mate M&M’s Milk Chocolate creamer…
DairyFlavourFlavour trends
October 19, 2020

COVID-Inspired Range of Flavours for Ice Cream | 3ba

Remember Karen from Brighton? Well, Timboon Fine Ice Cream has created a line-up of COVID-inspired flavours, including ‘The Karen from Briiiighton’. 2020 has been a tough year, especially for Victorians and with lockdown,…
ConfectioneryFlavour trends
October 19, 2020

80 different flavours of marshmallow | iNwine

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Lolly's Baking A small 100 Mile House bakery that makes more than 80 different flavours of marshmallows is hoping to spread her treats to a wider audience starting…
Beverage trendsCoffee and TeaFlavour trends
October 19, 2020

A quick-moving innovation pipeline for coffee & tea beverage concepts | Flavor & The Menu

Coffee and tea are perennial menu powerhouses and growth vehicles. Both maintain this status by perpetually inspiring guests with new techniques and intriguing flavor infusions. A quick-moving innovation pipeline energizes…
Flavour trendsSnack
October 17, 2020

Walkers releases sausage roll-flavoured crisps | Metro News

(Pictures: Walkers/Getty Walkers has teamed up with LadBaby and announced a new festive crisp flavour for 2020: sausage roll. Walkers has teamed up with LadBaby and announced a new festive…
ChocolateFlavour trends
October 17, 2020

New flavors of jcoco’s orange blossom espresso & mango plantain |

Photo: Courtesy Jcoco The beloved Seattle Chocolate Company launched in 1991, famed for its signature meltaway truffles tucked within the Pacific Northwest. Though the renowned chocolate company launched decades ago, it…
Beverage trendsFlavour trends
October 16, 2020

With three fresh flavors, sugar-free Triton builds on wide variety of retailer’s house labeled beverage choices | CStore Decisions

7-Eleven Inc. is on a bit of a private brand beverage binge. In the last two years, the convenience retailer has introduced energy and sports drinks, Icelandic spring waters, organic milk…
Beverage trendsFlavour trends
October 16, 2020

When You Want Something More Than a Seltzer But Less Than a Soda | Bon Appétit

PHOTO BY ADDIE CHINN All products featured on Bon Appétit are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate…
Coffee and TeaEthnic, International & fusionFlavour trends
October 16, 2020

Hot brews taking on unique, creative new flavors in convenience stores |

Baristas prepare coffee at an Easy Joy cafe, a brand of State-owned gas and petrochemical enterprise Sinopec, in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Dazhaxie, or hairy crabs, and salty egg yolks, popular…
DairyFlavour trends
October 16, 2020

From Crocodile Tears to Miso Caramel, here are the new flavours of ice creams | Indulge Express

Assorted ice-creams Chocolate tears Tarush Ramdas has always had a soft spot for the Madras Crocodile Bank — so when the youngster started his ice cream venture, Get the Scoop_by Tarush, it was…
ChocolateConfectioneryFlavour trends
October 16, 2020

KitKat range expands with new Honeycomb and chocolate hazelnut spread flavours | Confectionery Production

Nestlé’s UK confectionery division has moved to extend its market-leading KiKat range with an addition of two new flavours, Honeycomb, and Chocolate Hazelnut spread, reports Neill Barston. The move comes…
Ethnic, International & fusionFlavour trends
October 16, 2020

Fusion of sweet with sour and salty for new flavour experiences | FNB News

McCormick Flavor Solutions has launched the Flavor Forecast: Looking Back to Look Forward. As a business segment of McCormick & Company, Inc., the Flavor Solutions is a culinary-inspired flavour business…
Beverage trendsFlavour trendsFood science
October 15, 2020

Pumpkin Spice Papaya Turmeric | Best Indian American Magazine

Imagine going to your favorite smoothie bar and lchecking the menu, looking for something new and interesting to try. You spot a flavor labeled ‘Pumpkin Spice Papaya Turmeric‘ and think –…
Ethnic, International & fusionFlavour trends
October 15, 2020

Upcoming trends – Ethnic cuisine, demand for particular spice & flavour blends | FNB News

Traditional food over the years has advanced into a social and cultural marker which is tangled too much figurative meaning in our society. The multiplicity of recipes, diversity of ingredients…
Flavour trendsHealth and hygiene
October 15, 2020

Gummy Bear Lip Balm | The Cut

Photo: Retailer I’ve been joking to my friends that quarantine has made me a basic bitch. I’m suddenly thirsty for pumpkin-spice coffees (I had my first one in August, according…
Flavour trends
October 15, 2020

Four flavor themes stand out in McCormick 2021 forecast | Food Business News

Source: McCormick & Co. Smoked cinnamon, chilies and chia seeds all could factor into upcoming flavor innovation, according to the McCormick Flavor Solutions’ Flavor Forecast released Oct. 14. The forecast…
Beverage trendsFlavour trends
October 14, 2020

Continente Adds Four New Juices To Its ‘Autêntico’ Range | ESM Magazine

Portuguese retailer Continente has announced that it has added four new flavours to its private-label fruit juice brand, Autêntico. The new additions comprise three limited edition juices for autumn and winter,…
Coffee and TeaFlavour trends
October 14, 2020

Coffee Mate Unveils New Coffee-Flavored Creamers | Chew Boom

Coffee Mate Unveils New Coffee-Flavored Creamers Coffee mate unveils a “first-of-its-kind” line of coffee-flavored coffee creamers with the debut of new Unlocked by Coffee mate. Inspired by the unique characteristics of various…
Beverage trendsFlavour trends
October 14, 2020

New Glenmorangie A Tale Of Cake Aims To Satisfy Your Whisky Sweet Tooth | The Whiskey Wash

Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake (image via Glenmorangie) Scotch single malt whisky, like many other whisk(e)y styles on the global stage, has ranges of flavors that can appeal to the…
Flavour trendsSnack
October 14, 2020

Candy Corn Popcorn Fall Flavors Just in Time for Halloween | OAOA

With signature flavor notes of caramelized sugar, butter, marshmallow and vanilla, Popcornopolis Candy Corn Popcorn is a delicious re-imagination of the timeless treat. For Candy Corn lovers, Halloween just got…
Flavour trendsMultisensorySnack
October 14, 2020

Fun flavors and packaging solutions turn pantry staples into smart school meals | SmartBrief

Image: Tyson K-12 Creating a varied menu that appeals to students and is also economical and compliant with USDA meal pattern requirements is a tall order. This year, add to…